Notes and Published
references linked to web pages text. From GREEN
PRINTS by Cedric Green
published by Ecotech Design, Sheffield, UK. - a handbook on new methods
for non-toxic intaglio etching and metal plate printmaking, featuring
the technique of Galv-Etch, a modern development
of the 19th century electrolytic techniques of Electro-Etching
and Galvanography, and introducing Fractint
and other alternative methods for avoiding
the use of solvents and chemicals harmful to health and to the environment.
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